TeachersPayTeachers site-wide sales only occur a few times a year. You want to be ready to take advantage of these incredible deals. Not every seller chooses to join in the sale, but most do. Individual sellers usually offer 20% off of ALL their products. TpT chips in another 5% only if you use the promo code. That is a whopping 25% off!
Every sale has a different promo code. I always send an email out the day before a sale to notify my email subscribers. This notification will include the dates of the sale and the promo code along with a link to some of my favorite resources.
If you would like to be notified to make sure you never miss a sale, click here to subscribe or sign up through the form on the side bar or at the bottom of this post. As a bonus, you will receive a FREE So, La, Mi Kodály Music Reading Lesson.
Now let’s talk about some important tips to help you get the most value out of each TpT sale.
How to Get the Most Value from TpT Site-Wide Sales
First and foremost, stop and take stock of what you already have. What lessons are going well for you? What learning objectives do you need to supplement? After you know what you need, take a minute and prioritize your list. Now that you have identified where your most pressing needs lie, you are ready to start looking for resources that will meet those needs.
When you find resources that meet the needs that are lower on your priority list, add them to your wish list. As you identify lessons that meet the most pressing needs in your classroom, add them to your cart. (You can always move them to your wish list later if necessary.)
Read on to learn how to earn free/reduced price products.
Earn FREE TpT Products
Did you know that you can earn credits just by leaving reviews of your previously purchased TpT resources? It is totally worth it. You can even get products FREE. My last purchase from TpT cost me $0.22. No kidding. What are you waiting for? Log on and leave some reviews. If you need detailed directions with screenshots for leaving a review, click to read How to Earn TpT Credit.
How to Redeem Credits
If you have any credits, the next time you make a TpT purchase, you will see an “Account Balance” box in your cart. Don’t forget to look for this box. The Account Balance box is directly under the button that says “Secure Checkout”. It will give you the amount in US dollars that you may redeem. Simply click in the box and type the amount you would like to redeem. I usually redeem the entire amount.
This balance does not expire, so keep leaving timely feedback to pay for upcoming purchases
TpT ClassFund™ and DonorsChoose
TpT has started a crowdsource funding platform called TpT ClassFund™ to help teachers pay for resources that they need. They have also recently partnered with DonorsChoose giving teachers various options for easily raising funds.
A quick word of advice here, always get your principal’s or appropriate administrator’s permission before undertaking any form of fundraising. That being said, this is the easiest fundraising you will ever undertake.
Another Way to Save
Many sellers offer BIG discounts the first 24 hours that a new product is posted. Every time I release a new lesson, it is 40% off! You can save throughout the year just by following your favorite sellers and checking out their new lessons. TpT will send an email to notify you when they release new products. Click here to “Follow Mi” on TpT.
Follow these Steps to Get Ready Today
TpT only advertises sales 24 hours prior to the event. Here is what you can do today to be ready.
- Take inventory of your current resources and identify the needs for your classroom.
- Prioritize those needs.
- Search on TpT for lessons and resources that will best meet the needs of your classroom. Add those resources to your wish list.
- Consider talking to your principal about using TpT ClassFund™ or DonorsChoose and start building up the funding for your classroom. If you purchase resources during sales, you maximize the benefit of your donations.
- Leave feedback for previously purchased items to build up your credits.
- Click here to subscribe to my email list so you won’t miss the next sale. (It is easy to do. I missed one.)
- Click here to “Follow Mi” on TpT. All of my lessons are 40% off the first 24 hours.
Now, when a TpT site-wide sale pops up with little notice, you will be ready to get the most value for all the students in your classroom.
TpT Site-Wide Sales | Time to Stock Up
TpT site-wide sales are definitely the time to stock up. Don’t forget to use the promo code to get the entire 25%.
Below are links to some of my favorites that you might want to add to your wish list. Check them out.
- Elementary Music Favorite Resources
- Back to School Favorites
- September Favorites
- October Favorites
- November Favorites
- December Favorites